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Old 09-26-2012, 11:02 PM   #21
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Ruger makes an LCR in .22.
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:19 AM   #22
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if she cant chanber a semi auto the 38 special will be a bit too much punch for her too
i would look at a 327 chambered relovers
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As has been said, felt recoil depends on the weight of the gun. Working the action does not. But, smaller pistols do tend to have heartier recoil springs to deal with the reduced weight of the slide.
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How about a beretta tomcat or bobcat. They are available in .22, .25, or .32. They are small frame pocket semi auto pistols that have a tip up barrel so you do t need to rack the slide to load a round, just tip up the barrel and you're good to go.
Yes... Great little guns. I just wish I had gotten mine in .22 instead if .25
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if she cant chanber a semi auto the 38 special will be a bit too much punch for her too
i would look at a 327 chambered relovers
I haven't seen many 38spl semi-auto's please show us one
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I haven't seen many 38spl semi-auto's please show us one


Yeah sometimes I have brain farts too. Its ok.


I am pretty sure that he was saying that if she does not have the strength to work the action on an auto loader then she may not have the strength to control a .38 spc wheel gun.

But anyway.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_%26_Wesson_Model_52

Colt also made a 1911 national match in .38 spc. Then there are several more but I don't think I need to list them all. Do I?
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There is also .38 Super.
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Start her with a 22lr...that'll be doing your part in promoting a positive experience for her. Unless she has severe arthritis or some other level of disability, I think you'll find the video C3 linked above will probably address the issue of racking the slide. Stength can be an issue, but finding the proper method is usually the primary issue in such cases.

I think the suggestion of a Ruger SR22 is a fine one. It would be where I'd start, anyway. And if the fuller frame size isn't a problem, S&W's M&P22 is equal to the Ruger in my opinion...it's just a bigger gun.

There are also plenty of good rimfire revolvers from S&W and Ruger.

Getting a good defense caliber, the right trigger, accessories, etc can wait. For now keep it simple and bank on a 22lr to facilitate her success.
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Also, please watch the grip. Now they teach finger along slide for semi-auto. If she does that with a revolver hurt happens. A discouraging experience.
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Try the Ruger MKIII. If she doesn't want a 22lr get the Ruger SP101. It has enough weight to it to help with the recoil of .38 specials.
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